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Iraq: The Rights of the Iraqis: The Need to Protect the Innocent - Opinion of Irene Khan

, Index number: MDE 14/059/2003

This brief paper was published in the International Herald Tribune of 28th of March 2003. In the paper Irene Khan the Secretary General of Amnesty International, argues that all he political and military leaders of all the states involved in the Iraq conflict are obliged to protect civilians, allow humanitarian assistance and treat humanely all combatants who are captured or civilians who are detained. Ms Khan also states that anyone who violates these principles must be brought to justice.

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